Forward priorities and cost
An indicative activity budget in the order of AUD75,000 per year, AUD300,000 over the course of the new 4-year phase of PHAMA Plus is proposed. Existing program resources would cover management overheads and permanent staff (currently 1.5 FTE based in Fiji).
The proposed funding would enable us to scope interventions and pursue investment with the suitable market actors. One of the activities will involve engagement of an Activity Coordinator role on a part time basis. Key opportunities exist around enhancement of biosecurity functions through capacity development and better connections with regional initiatives and Australian and New Zealand agencies; business level support on quality systems and certification and emergency preparedness for protection of plant and animal health.